Unpredictable and extreme weather conditions damage exposed roofs, terraces, external and internal walls in the long run. To avoid this, waterproofing home or building roofs and Terraces, parapets, sunshades and exterior vertical walls are as crucial as applying wall paint. This will help to protect your home from dampness and seepage.
Waterproofing is an often-overlooked concern when it comes to the checklists that home buyers have. Homeowners should understand the criticality of waterproofing, if not in-depth knowledge of concreting technology to ensure that their dream home remains truly waterproof.
Berger Paints- one of the oldest and most trusted names in the paint industry has been a part of Nepali homes since the early 2000s. Berger Paints Nepal offers an extensive range of products in home colours in Interior, Exterior and Undercoats segments- all certified with “The Green Pro Certification” and has lately introduced the “Waterproofing” segment of products to meet the growing demands of Nepali homes.
Here are 3 things to know about waterproofing your home:
- Never choose the wrong waterproofing material!
Each one of the available waterproofing materials has a specific use case. For example; PU Coat that comes with 10 years of waterproofing warranty is a liquid waterproofing compound for UV protection, while Damp Shield Elasto that comes with 6 years of performance warranty is a PU modified elastomeric liquid applied as exterior barrier coat for extended durability of Wall Paint Colour. Likewise, some waterproofing chemicals like Cement Mix Plus is an additive for cement concrete/plaster/mortars that improves the integral waterproofing properties of cement concrete and plasters. Choosing the wrong chemical will result in failure sooner or later.
- Incorrect Diagnosis of a Leakage
Every homeowner wants the best colour for their house, but that wall colour can be damaged if there is an incorrect diagnosis of leakage. If leakage is detected during waterproofing, it is critical to diagnose it correctly. The source of the leakage is not always located near the visual marks it. After entering the body mass, water flows in all possible directions. Diagnosing a leakage correctly is the first step to fixing it.
- Faulty External Plastering
If the external plastering of the building is carelessly done, it could result as being the entry points for water. For example, the holes provided in the walls for scaffolding are sometimes not filled properly nor corrected after filling. To tackle this, scientific waterproofing solutions like moisture meters should be used to detect and measure the percentage of water in leaking walls.